west·​bound ˈwes(t)-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce westbound (audio)
: traveling or heading west

Examples of westbound in a Sentence

Traffic in the westbound lane is backing up.
Recent Examples on the Web Witnesses described seeing the pickup driving erratically and veering onto the shoulder before hitting Laws on the westbound side of I-20 near Matlock Road. Lillie Davidson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1 July 2024 Haydon was thrown from the motorcycle and ended up in the eastbound lane, while the bike was found on the westbound side of the road, according to police. Justin Muszynski, Hartford Courant, 6 June 2024 The westbound side of Route 2 was closed for about 3 1/2 hours, state police said. Justin Muszynski, Hartford Courant, 22 Apr. 2024 Velez Rodriguez, driving his BMW, rear-ended the Mercedes, which hit Cesar, launching him over the concrete barrier and onto the westbound side of the expressway, police said. Rocco Parascandola, New York Daily News, 13 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for westbound 

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of westbound was in 1847

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“Westbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/westbound. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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west·​bound ˈwes(t)-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce westbound (audio)
: going west
a westbound train
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